Our category of novelty globes encompasses decorative or educational globes that diverge from a standard rendering of the earth or the celestial sphere. Included here are pictorial children's globes, globes incorporated into decorative sculptures or functional objects such as inkwells, cigar lighters or clocks, and globes of planetary bodies such as the moon.
Also included are interesting educationally-oriented globes from the 19th and early 20th Centuries. Globes sheathed in blackboard slate allowed students to test their knowledge of geography by drawing maps on them with chalk. The Geographic Educator puzzle globes manufactured in the 1920s come apart in sections and hold jigsaw puzzle maps within.
Transcript of interview with George on collecting tellurians and orreries by Martha Stewart, 2002, or watch the video segment on MarthaStewart.com.
For research and reference, see our Archive of Sold Novelty Globes.
Transcript of interview with George on collecting celestial globes and maps by Martha Stewart, 2001, or watch the video segment on MarthaStewart.com.